The Two Princes

The Two Princes is a fantasy adventure story, seven episodes long, available wherever you listen to your podcasts. It was recommended to me by my good friend, Micah, and, seriously, thanks, buddy.

Made in partnership with the Trevor Project, this is aimed at a YA audience and presents an evolving love story which, to borrow a fandom trope, is the perfect example of enemies to lovers.

Rupert, a prince in the western kingdom, is unaware of a prophecy concerning his future, but he blunders his way into the forest in order to save his kingdom from its destructive power. While he loses his horse, he gains, in turn, a new traveling companion, in the form of Prince Amir, and a few more surprises.

This is an absolutely delightful story, featuring some very well-known actors, including Christine Baranski (who stars in my favourite comfort movies, Mamma Mia! and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, don’t @ me), Matthew Rhys and Samira Wiley, with the main roles played by Noah Galvin and Ar’iel Stachel. The voice-acting is superb and the dialogue is fun, modernising traditional fantasy dialogue in a very charming way.

Is it predictable? Only in the best way. There’s a quest and a prophecy which seems to spell doom for one or both of our heroes; there is a literal army of brave girls led by Joan, a stable girl turned knight; there is a journey about self-discovery.

At the root of it, it’s a story about love being so much better and more powerful than greed and hate and, honestly, don’t we need more stories like this?

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